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SEAPA postpones $841,000 payment to Wrangell and Petersburg


April 25, 2019

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency, representing the communities of Wrangell, Petersburg, and Ketchikan, decided to postpone a reimbursement plan to its two northern communities in their last meeting.

Petersburg and Wrangell took on additional costs to keep the lights on in their towns over the past months, which they felt SEAPA should compensate them for. In a brief summary of recent events, Wrangell and Petersburg both receive hydropower from Tyee Lake. Due to dry weather last year, however, water levels in the lake were low. SEAPA also sold some hydropower to Ketchikan, which was also de...

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